Born in Eastport, Maine, the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith ( Hoyt) Mitchell, she was educated in Eastport schools. She was a communicant of St. Luke the Evangelist Church of Westborough and was an active church volunteer and former CCD teacher. She enjoyed traveling, dancing and was an avid Red Sox fan.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her five children, David D. Leclair and his wife, Paula, of Walpole; Duane A. Leclair and his wife, Gabriele, of Shrewsbury; Steven M. Leclair and his wife, Rosemary, of Upton; Cheryl F. Crouse of Shrewsbury; and Jaime P. Leclair and his wife, Colleen, of Altamont, NY. She also leaves two stepsons, Edward F. Gillooly of Westborough and John J. Gillooly of Salem; four sisters, Lois Julian and Audrey Owens, both of Maryland, Norma Brown of Duxbury and Barbara Sullivan of Maine; and eight grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Armand Leclair and Merle Patrick and sister of the late Phyllis, Olive, Eileen, Clifford and Douglas.
Funeral services were held April 8 at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home of Westborough, with a funeral Mass in St. Luke the Evangelist Church and burial at Lakeview Cemetery of Upton. Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke the Evangelist Church Memorial Fund, 70 West Main St., Westborough, MA 01581.